for your reading lists

Tim Pears picks ten “revolutionary” novels in this Guardian piece. He picked political novels, he says, beause “a novel can’t change the world. But a great novel opens the mind like nothing else. And when the mind opens, so too does the future”
What should/shouldn’t have made the list? Discuss.

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  1. Larry Lurex Says:

    Nothing by George Orwell or Aldous Huxley? Nothing by Swift? Obviously I’m not one of the literati, I just read books but I’m surprised at the omission of George Bernard Shaw.

    From a personal perspective, The Odessa File, because of its wide readership and mass appeal, must have had a political impact.

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